As you may know, LHS will offer a new program in 2017-2018 known as the Spirit Squad. The aim of the Spirit Squad is to promote and spread school pride at LHS through dance, cheer, and performances. At various events, both on and off campus, the spirit squad will encourage and boost the pride and the tradition of LHS through the unification of the students, staff, alumni, and fans.
As with any new program, we must hire a new coach to lead this program. We are excited and proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Kathy Nolle as the new Spirit Team head coach for the 2017-2018 school year!
Coach Nolle brings extensive knowledge, experience and Christian leadership to the Lutheran High Spirit Squad program. Coach Nolle coached cheerleading and dance at Zion Lutheran School for the past 4 years. She developed and transformed the Zion cheerleaders from a small group of girls into a group of 15-20 hard-working, dedicated and talented group of young ladies who took pride in performing.
Coach Nolle attended Truman University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music. She lives in the St. Charles area with her husband Craig and 2 daughters Lauren (junior at LHS) and Madi (will be a freshman at LHS in the fall). She has taught piano lessons out of her home for the past 25 years and is also employed by Beyond Components as their human resources manager.
Coach Nolle plans to launch a new beginning with the spirit squad full of Christian excellence, teamwork and success for the future. Lutheran High is thrilled to have such a qualified and exceptional coach leading the program.
We look forward to Coach Nolle leading the Spirit Squad next year!
Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA
Director of Activities
Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Rachel Versemann as our Freshmen Girls Volleyball coach for the 2017-2018 school year.
Coach Versemann has been playing and coaching volleyball for many years. Rachel graduated from Concordia, Chicago where she was a 4-year varsity starter on the women’s volleyball team. She also played basketball and ran track for the Cougars.
Rachel began coaching after college at St. John, Forest Park, IL, where she had grades 5-8 and served as a 3rd grade teacher. The following year she added varsity coaching responsibilities at Walther Lutheran High School in Melrose Park, IL. After 3 years at Walther, she joined the staff of Concordia University as an assistant coach.
Coach Versemann moved with her family to the St. Louis area to be closer to family when her children were little. She began coaching here at Lutheran High as an assistant with the program under coach Kathy Chapin. As children and family responsibilities increased, Rachel left Lutheran to coach her daughter’s club teams. During these years, she coached ages 10U-16U with St. Charles Xplosion. She also coached at Messiah, Weldon Spring, for 2 seasons. Coach Versemann has been serving as an assistant coach at Francis Howell High School in both the girls’ and boys’ programs for the past six years.
Rachel and her husband, Todd, live in the Cottleville area. They attend Messiah Lutheran Church in Weldon Spring, and their children, Abbie and Jake, are both graduates of Lutheran High. Abbie is now a junior at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX, where she is on the gymnastics team, and Jake will be attending Missouri S&T in Rolla, where he will be playing football. Coach Versemann is currently teaching kindergarten in the Francis Howell School District at Fairmount Elementary.
Coach Versemann joins our girl’s volleyball staff to add to our already-excellent team of coaches: Sasa Vasiljevic (head varsity), Lisa Gnade (assistant varsity), Greg Franklin (head JV) and Allison Patton (assistant JV). Coach Versemann is excited to be back at LHS and is looking forward to developing relationships with players and families as we grow and build on the winning tradition at LHS. We look forward to Mrs. Versemann working with the program!
Winter Sports Parents,
As we have done the last several years, the Athletic Department (coaching staff, administration, etc. ) is asking all winter athletes and their parents to complete a survey on their experiences this past winter. Parents and athletes from the winter sports are now invited to complete the survey.
The assessment consists of a 360 degree review of LHS athletics where the athletic administration, school administration, coaches, athletes, and parents of athletes will participate in tailored surveys at the end of each season of play during the academic year.
The goals of this overall assessment are to allow the LHS Athletic Department to do the following:
- To determine the successes and areas in need of improvement for both the athletic department and its individual programs
- To develop a plan of action to make improvements that will allow the LHS Athletic Department to continue to strive for excellence
Parents and athletes are invited to log-on anytime to the URL’s below to begin the survey. The surveys need to be completed by Friday, March 17.
Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA
Director of Activities
Winning is an Attitude!
We look forward seeing you at Lutheran High School on Tuesday, March 7 in the LHS gymnasium for our annual spring sports parent meeting. The doors will open at 6:00 pm for you to come and pick up information on arbiter, sign up for your concessions/gate duty, purchase LHS spirit wear, and many other things. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
Several important reminders…
1. Pre-season parent video – Prior to the meeting, please view the pre-season parent video. This video details the 2016-2017 rules, expectations, procedures, and policies for our school, our AAA conference, and the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA):
2. MSHSAA concussion video – Prior to the meeting, if you have not had the chance yet, please view the MSHSAA/NFHS parent video. The MSHSAA physical form that all students and parents signed before fall practices indicated that you had already viewed this, so this is a reminder:
3. Concessions/Gate duty – All spring sports families will choose 2 sessions in the concession stand or at the gate during our spring contests. New this year: Families will earn money for their son or daughter’s program with each spot they work. Parents and/or students may volunteer.
To sign up for concessions/gate duty, please go to the following URL. The link will open on Monday, March 6. First come, first served.
4. Privit – Be sure to revisit Privit and double check that you and your child have filled out and signed all of the forms. If you are having problems navigating Privit, please contact Jana Leppien at email@example.com.
5. Team/Individual Pictures will be on Wednesday, March 8. Pick up a picture form at the meeting or download one here.
What to expect at the meeting….
Following several brief remarks and an introduction of our coaching staff, parents will be dismissed to attend the sport-specific meetings in the following locations:
- Baseball – Gym (east side of the gym)
- Track and Field – Gym (west side of the gym)
- Boys Golf – 106
- Tennis – Commons
- Girls Soccer – Library
- Boy’s Volleyball – 207
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, March 7 @ in the LHS gymnasium.
Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA
Saturday, April 1 from 9:00am – 4:00 pm in the Lutheran High School Gym. Lunch included. Open to all 7th – 12th graders.
Beginning in 2017-2018, LHS will form a new spirit squad to promote and spread school pride at LHS through dance, cheer, and performances. Via these activities, the goal for the spirit squad will be for our young ladies to encourage and boost the pride and the tradition of LHS through the unification of the students, staff, alumni, and fans. The spirit squad will boost our efforts of spirit-raising at home and away contests, while providing opportunities for half- time performances. Bringing together the activities of cheer and dance will create a more powerful and a better all around opportunity for our students.
Click to register https://goo.gl/forms/vMblSns3MmglhUMO2 Be sure to download and sign the Clinic Participant Waiver
Beginning on Monday, February 27, our assistant strength and conditioning coach, Jake Goslin, will begin our performance program for all LHS athletes who are not currently participating in a spring sport. What is the Performance program? For those that are not familiar with it, the mission of the program is to “to develop championship caliber, multi-sport athletes with an emphasis on year-round training.”
Performance sessions for those athletes not currently participating in a spring sport will run 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. It is the goal of the LHS coaching staff (all 23 sports!) that all fall and winter athletes who are not participating in a spring sport to attend these workouts.
All workouts will be designed and implemented by our performance staff and our LHS coaches. Coach Goslin will run the performance sessions with the help of our fall and winter coaches.
For those athletes currently participating in a spring sport, we will also offer our performance program on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. These sessions will be run by Coach Tripp, Gossett, and Rubio and other members of our spring coaching staff.
The Lutheran High School Strength and Conditioning/Performance Program is designed to provide our student-athletes the following: a program that is committed to developing athletes into champions in their respective sports; to provide every athlete with the very best evidenced-based exercise programs; a program dedicated to improving our athletes strength, speed, agility, power, and flexibility; to develop team bonding, leadership, mental toughness, and discipline through rigorous physical and mental test; and to properly educate our athletes on the importance of rest, injury prevention, and nutrition.
To that end, the LHS performance philosophy centers on creating an atmosphere that allows each student-athlete to maximize their potential and achieve the highest level of athletic development possible while learning skills and values that will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle in the future.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the athletic office or our performance coaches:
Director of Activities – Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA – DKuhlmann@lhssc.org
Winning is an Attitude!
Spring Sports Families,
The beginning of the Spring Sports season is rapidly approaching. Practices begin next Monday, February 27 for Boys Golf, Boys Volleyball, Coed Tennis, Girls Soccer, Track and Field and Baseball.
Please ensure that you have turned in the items below before attending the first practice.
1. MSHSAA Athletic Physical – dated after February 1, 2016. Physicals should be uploaded to Privit or turned in to the school office.
2. Register with Privit – https://lhscougars-mo.e-ppe.com/index.jspa Note: if you have registered with Privit during the Fall and/or Winter season, there is no need to register again.
3. Paid Athletic Fee – Due by Monday, February 20. Note: Athletic Fees will be billed through FACTS on Friday, February 10.
· Baseball, Girls Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, Boys Volleyball – $195
· Boys Golf – $245
Schedules for first week of practices:
Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 3
· 3:00 – 5:00pm – Track (Stadium)
· 4:30 – 6:30pm, Monday – Friday and 7:00 – 8:30am, Saturday – Girls Soccer (Stadium)
· 3:00 – 6:00pm, Monday – Friday and 11:00 – 2:00pm, Saturday – Baseball (Baseball Field)
· 3:00pm – Boys Golf – (JV @ Cave Springs) (Varsity @ Bogey Hills)
· 4:30 – 6:00pm – Tennis (Ft. Zumwalt East)
· 5:00 – 7:00pm – Boys Volleyball (Gym)
Game Schedules on Arbiter Live – http://www.arbiterlive.com/School/Calendar/30140
· All team schedules will be available online and will update automatically with any changes.
· Parents and athletes have the option to “follow” specific teams and receive emails and/or text messages when changes are made to games.
· Individual team schedules can be printed directly from the website.
· An ICAL link is also available, to subscribe to specific team schedules.
Spring Sports Parent Meeting – It is mandatory for at least one parent to attend the winter sports parent meeting on Tuesday, March 7th at 6:30 pm in the LHS gymnasium. Be sure to watch the Pre-Season video before attending – Watch the Preseason Video – http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/parents/mshsaa-athletic-video/
Questions – You are encouraged to communicate with our spring coaching staff with specific questions regarding practices, competition, or anything else about the upcoming season. Please see their contact information below:
· Girl’s Soccer – Mike Wilhite – firstname.lastname@example.org
· Baseball – Dennis Lueck – email@example.com
· Boy’s Golf -Mike Holtmeier – firstname.lastname@example.org
· Boy’s Volleyball – Gregory Franklin – email@example.com
· Track and Field – Chris Mizel – firstname.lastname@example.org
· Tennis – Andrew Coon – email@example.com
Please contact Jana Leppien firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
Assistant to the Director of Activities
Lutheran High School St. Charles
To: LHS Families
From: Activities Office
Re: 2016-2017 Spring Athletic Information
It may be frigid outside, but the 2016-2017 spring sports season will soon begin! Practices begin on Monday, February 27th! This post is meant to share a few notes/reminders with you. Some of this information has previously been sent out…if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Activities Office.
—Privit – The Lutheran High School Athletic Program is utilizing a new program to help collect and store the information required by MSHSAA for high school athletes to participate in sports. This new program allows parents to register their child for the athletic teams at Lutheran High School and e-sign all of the appropriate forms. Accounts will remain available from year-to-year to update as needed. For more information and to register visit the Athletic website: http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/
—MSHSAA Pre-Participation Physicals – You must turn in your physical on Privit for the 2016-2017 school year prior to trying out. You will not be permitted to practice until you have this done. A reminder that you also need to have at least 14 practices prior to a competition, so be sure to get that in to Mrs. Wilson in the office. You can get a form at the LHS office or they can be downloaded under the athletic tab on our website.
—ArbiterLive.com – http://www.arbiterlive.com/Teams?entityId=30140 – The LHS Athletic program is transitioning it’s scheduling process to Arbiter Live.com. All team schedules will be available online and will update automatically with any changes. Parents and athletes will have the option to “follow” specific teams and receive emails and/or text messages when changes are made to games. Individual team schedules can be printed directly from the website. An ICAL link is also available to subscribe to specific team schedules. Watch for more information to come!!
—Booster Club – This year, we have kicked off the first ever Booster Club for LHS Activities! Please contact Brady Westphal with questions: email@example.com. Additional details regarding the Booster Club can be found on our website: http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/booster-club/
—Athletic Fee – Please be reminded that the athletic fee for our spring sports is due one week before practices begin on February 27th. Fees are due by Monday, February 20. For complete details, please see the “About Us” tab on the Athletic website http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/about-us/.
–Eastbay Ordering for Spring Gear – Team gear and spirit wear will be ordered online through Eastbay. Forms will be available in a few weeks via email and on the website.
—Spring Sports Parent Meeting – It is mandatory for at least one parent to attend the spring sports parent meeting on Tuesday, March 7th at 6:30 pm in the LHS gymnasium. Additional details regarding this evening will be sent later this month. Again, this is mandatory for you to attend this 1 hour meeting.
Questions – You are encouraged to communicate with our spring coaching staff with specific questions regarding practices, competition, or anything else about the season. Please see their contact information below:
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Activities Office.
Thank you and Go Cougars!
Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA
Lutheran High School is currently accepting applications for the positions of Freshmen Girls Volleyball Coach and JV Boy’s Volleyball Coach for the 2017-2018 school year. Please submit a letter of interest and resume as well as direct all questions to Activities Director, Doug Kuhlmann @ DKuhlmann@lhssc.org and (314) 497-3014.
We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Please sign up for at least 2 gate/concession duties. Parents or students may sign up. Teams earn money for each spot their families work!
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/dR1Bzb
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Fill out the blanks to list name of your child and the team you are raising money for
4) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Jana Leppien at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will sign you up manually.